Dear Faculty,

Instructional Design and Technology Services is happy to present our summer workshops. If you have any questions, please contact the instructor. If there are other topics you’re interested in, please reach out to hc-techlearn@haverford.edu. We hope to see you at some of the workshops.

Have a great summer!

JUNE

Roundtable: Social learning in the age of AI 

In this roundtable, we will share ideas and experiences with social learning and the impact of AI, consider what may be relevant to courses that participants will teach, and consider ways to implement these ideas. Refreshments will be provided.

This session will be loosely connected to an online Teaching & Learning Panel discussion on Monday, June 10 from 3 – 4 p.m.  hosted by Perusall as part of their annual conference. Participants may wish to attend this panel discussion before the roundtable, but it is not a requirement.

Wednesday, June 12
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Stokes 106 Multicultural Center (MCC)
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Moderator:  Sharon Strauss

JULY

Moodle and its Friends—Overview of Moodle and Companion Tools

Through Moodle, you can post syllabi and class readings, have students share ideas or resources with each other, provide low-stake and higher-stakes assessments, collect and comment upon student work, and more.

This workshop is geared toward those new to Moodle, as well as those that want to refresh their knowledge and learn more about our learning management platform. In this series, we’ll look at Haverford’s Moodle learning management system and linked systems (Panopto for lecture capture, VoiceThread for online presentations and/or conversations around images, Perusall for group annotations).

Bring your syllabus or syllabus ideas and start building your course during this session! If you prefer an in-person course, sign up for the Aug. 28 in-person version of this workshop or contact the instructor.

Tuesday, July 9
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom 
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Instructor: Sharon Strauss

Learning Science: How We Learn

When you design your course, do you incorporate powerful tools based on learning science such as retrieval practice, spacing, and interleaving? Come to this workshop to share your practices and learn other tips.

Tuesday, July 16
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Online via Zoom
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Instructor: Hiroyo Saito

Demystify the Moodle Gradebook

Because students coming to Haverford now expect to get grades via their course management system, more faculty are putting grades on Moodle. However, the Moodle gradebook can be confusing, especially to those who have not used it before.

In this workshop, we look at the key features of the Moodle gradebook, and discuss how to work with those features to give students grades and feedback in a way that will work for your classes.  

This will be a working session. Bring your draft syllabus. We will work together to set up the gradebooks for your classes. Because the Moodle gradebook is closely tied to Moodle activities, we can also look at specific assessment activities you are planning, and brainstorm options within Moodle or its linked tools (i.e. VoiceThread, Perusall, Gradescope) for those activities.

All levels of experience are welcome. However, if you are new to Moodle, consider taking the July 9th Intro workshop or reviewing our What is Moodle website before this session.

Thursday, July 11
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom 
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Instructor: Sharon Strauss

Introduction to Gradescope

Thanks to a Teaching with Technology grant, Haverford started a pilot for Gradescope last fall. The pilot will continue this year. 

Gradescope can help faculty to organize student work, create and apply rubrics, annotate submissions with your comments and feedback, and distribute grading between graders. It works with paper submissions (including handwritten work), online submissions, and online tests. Early reports from the pilot have been overwhelmingly positive. 

Kenneth Rogers, Turnitin Onboarding Consultant, will lead an online training for Gradescope. If you grade or comment upon student problem sets or worksheets or if you give paper exams, this workshop is for you! 

This workshop will be recorded. Anyone registered will have access to the recording—even if you do not actually attend.

Wednesday, July 24
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Online via Zoom
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Instructor: Kenneth Rogers (Gradescope trainer, Turnitin)

Place-based stories: Using mapping tools in your classes

We’ve all seen maps that help us visualize movement (storm fronts, migration trends, trip itineraries), terrain changes (before/after pictures), geographic data (income by zip code, election results).

Maps are useful in many disciplines and subjects. In this workshop, participants will share ideas for using maps in their classes and explore how to implement those ideas. 

Monday, July 29
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom 
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Instructor: Sharon Strauss

AUGUST

Introduction to VoiceThread

VoiceThread provides a way to hold online conversations around images or short videos. You can also use it to move a presentation online. 

In this workshop, instructors will learn how to use VoiceThread for a variety of activities ranging from introductions to flipped classroom instruction to assessment, and more. We will cover all of the basic VoiceThread features, demonstrate how everything works in Moodle, showcase a variety of examples from actual courses, and have an open Q&A throughout the training.

Thursday, August 1
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom
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Instructor: George Haines (Instructional Designer and Online Educator at VoiceThread)

Google Tools

Google has a variety of tools at your disposal that are often underutilized or overlooked. These tools can help you in the classroom and with the coursework you assign. In this workshop, we will explore some of the less advertised functions Google has that will make your life easier. For example, you can add captions to any playable video within your browser or quickly start a new document with a simple url.

Wednesday, August 14th, 2024
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom
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Instructor: Charles Woodard

Digital Media Tools for Class Assignments

There are a variety of digital media programs and tools at your disposal at Haverford College that can be used to deepen your student’s understanding of the material taught in your course. In this workshop, we will both look at existing digital media projects that have been produced across a number of disciplines, and look at lessons learned, timeframes, and student commitment.

Tuesday, August 20, 2024
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom
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Instructor: Charles Woodard

Voicethread—Beyond the basics

This training is designed for faculty members who have mastered all of the technical aspects of using VoiceThread, but would like to see some alternate pedagogical approaches. We will take a deep dive into some use cases that demonstrate how to incorporate elements of storytelling and game-based learning into your VoiceThread activities. You will see a variety of use cases from real courses and we will have an open Q&A throughout the training.

Wednesday, August 21
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom
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Instructor: George Haines (Instructional Designer and Online Educator at VoiceThread)

Introduction to Gradescope

Thanks to a Teaching with Technology grant, Haverford started a pilot for Gradescope last fall. The pilot will continue this year. 

Gradescope can help faculty to organize student work, create and apply rubrics, annotate submissions with your comments and feedback, and distribute grading between graders. It works with paper submissions (including handwritten work), online submissions, and online tests. Early reports from the pilot have been overwhelmingly positive. 

Kenneth Rogers, Turnitin Onboarding Consultant, will lead an online training for Gradescope. If you grade or comment upon student problem sets or worksheets or if you give paper exams, this workshop is for you! 

This workshop will be recorded. Anyone registered will have access to the recording—even if you do not actually attend.

Friday, August 23 
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Online via Zoom
Register
Instructor: Kenneth Rogers (Gradescope trainer, Turnitin)

Moodle and its Friends—Overview of Moodle and Companion Tools

Through Moodle, you can post syllabi and class readings, have students share ideas or resources with each other, provide low-stake and higher-stakes assessments, collect and comment upon student work, and more.

This workshop is geared toward those new to Moodle, as well as those that want to refresh their knowledge and learn more about our learning management platform. In this series, we’ll look at Haverford’s Moodle learning management system and linked systems (Panopto for lecture capture, VoiceThread for online presentations and/or conversations around images, Perusall for group annotations).

Bring your syllabus or syllabus ideas and start building your course during this session! This workshop will be in-person. If you prefer online, sign up for the July 9th workshop.

Wednesday, Aug. 28
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
on campus (room TBA)
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Instructor: Sharon Strauss

Classroom Technology Overview  

As classes get assigned towards the end of the summer, it’s essential to understand and utilize the wide range of Audio-Visual technologies available to facilitate a frictionless and productive learning environment. This workshop aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the AV systems integrated into your classrooms across campus, open to new and returning faculty.

Mid-late August (Date TBD)Instructor: Misha Scott